The music industry we view via media has a traditional hyponsis on viewers and music listeners. From the catchy rap lyrics, to the 'inflated' women with supernatural features and mansion sized homes, musicians parade a loud lifestyle that makes many watching at home, want it all.
Many musicians come into the industry and based on how talented they are, they are treated like royalty to continue to be a fiduciary for the record labels. That wasn't the case for the Mr. I Need That rapper, J. Cole, a North Carolina native that burst on the scene and signed to Jay Z's label, Roc Nation.
Seeing beyond the lights, the cars, fame and praise, J. Cole has proved again that you can not only write a double platinum album with no features and make great music, but the riches are enough to lure you in, but the rest lays respectively on your talent.
Cole speaks with Pigeons & Planes stating with the riches, he still was not satisfied. He released an hour long documentary on HBO entitled J Cole: For Your Eyes Only. Within the inspiring documentary, Cole travels through Midwest and Southern United States participating in well-rounded politics, black resilience and more.
It would be breath taking to see more artist team with Cole to start a new musical movement that is empowering and encouraging. Until then, we listen to both sides with hopes the righteous penetrates the ears of the medieval.